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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
April 25, 2013
 
In Reply Refer To:
9300 (350) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/30/2013
Information Bulletin No. 2013-064
 
To:                  All Field Office Officials                       
 
From:              Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management    
 
Subject:           Transmittal of National Interagency Agreement between the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior and Office of Valuation Services, Office of the Secretary for Appraisal Contracting Services
 
This Information Bulletin (IB) transmits the new Office of Valuation Services (OVS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Interagency Agreement (IAA) executed February 26, 2013. With this agreement in place, the OVS will release pending appraisal requests and accept new appraisal requests for processing and the OVS contracting staff will begin processing real estate appraisal contracting functions.
 
This interagency agreement contains two parts. Part A encompasses the general terms and conditions, including the purpose and objective, funding information, roles, and responsibilities, for the BLM budget and realty staff and the OVS contracting and appraisal staff. Part B serves as the funding document to transfer funds via Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) from the buyer (BLM) to the seller (OVS) for the services performed.  The OVS will receive or collect BLM-obligated funds on a quarterly basis. The IAA includes instructions to complete Part B.
 
Please review the agreement to become familiar with the processes and responsibilities of each agency. The OVS and BLM staffs will hold conference calls periodically to assist with any questions.
 
If you have any questions concerning this IB, please contact me at 202-208-4201, or your staff may contact Kim Berns, Division Chief, Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey at 202-912-7350; Don Buhler, Branch Chief, Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey at 202-912-7353; or Janet Eubanks, Land Tenure Program Lead at 202-912-7149.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                    Authenticated by:
Michael Nedd                                                                Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                         Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Minerals and Realty Management
 
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